|Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic - TED.com|
Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that -- to save his own life -- he needed to say four simple words.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; depression; mental health; youth; TEDxYouth@Manchester; 2013
|Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are - TED.com|
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; culture; depression; pain; TED2014; 2014
|Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share - TED.com|
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression -- only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; depression; medicine; mental health; TEDxMet; 2013
|Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life - TED.com|
For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; depression; mental health; TED2014; 2014
|JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors - TED.com|
Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to help people who reclaim their life after escaping death. Resources: http://t.co/wsNrY9C
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; communication; culture; depression; mental health; storytelling; 2011